alternatives

Jun 03, 2008

Jean-Baptiste de Franssu (pictured, and interviewed before FundForum Barcelona) tells Angele Spiteri Paris that regaining lost assets is a priority after the sub-prime damage. But stunted open architecture, churning by funds of funds and a lack of DC take-up are major challenges ...

Jun 03, 2008

UBS’s asset management business has had a difficult few months. But there are signs of support from its critical Swiss investor base, finds Nick Fitzpatrick

 

Apr 15, 2008

Last month NIKLAS TELL acknowledged that his column has tended to focus more on
traditional funds than on alternatives. Considering the continued
turbulence, he maintains, it does indeed make sense to continue casting the net
slightly wider ...

Apr 15, 2008

Fund launches in the first quarter of the year reflect an effort by the industry to provide diversification and alpha. The launches take place as managers come under increased pressure to offer alpha funds at a lower cost, says Nick Fitzpatrick ...

Apr 14, 2008

Swift is pioneering the automation of OTC derivatives transactions but a number of asset managers are not joining the scheme. Instead they are saving costs by using their custodians to link into the Swift network. Nik Pratt looks at the implications ...

Mar 25, 2008

Far from slowing down, fund administration is becoming a 24/7 business. Nick Fitzpatrick analyses the Funds Europe 2008 Third-Party Fund Administration Survey and finds the drivers for this trend

Feb 08, 2008

A thought leadership group within Watson Wyatt expects a dramatic rise in index management, Roger Urwin, global investment head, tells Nick Fitzpatrick

Feb 08, 2008

A thought leadership group within Watson Wyatt expects a dramatic rise in index management, Roger Urwin, global investment head, tells Nick Fitzpatrick

Feb 08, 2008

Recent market events may cause investors to be nervous about their emerging market investments (not that this should necessarily be the case: see our report, p28). Yet some fund houses are still expressing optimism for markets beyond those of established emerging economies: the so-called frontier markets.

Feb 08, 2008

Recent market events may cause investors to be nervous about their emerging market investments (not that this should necessarily be the case: see our report, p28). Yet some fund houses are still expressing optimism for markets beyond those of established emerging economies: the so-called frontier markets.

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